When Doug, my boss and creator of Cambridge.com, asked me to visit the newly renovated Bambara Kitchen and Bar, I immediately accepted. It is my personal mantra never to turn down food.
The very next week, I made the trip out to Cambridge, along with Cambridge.com‘s Social Media Director Alicia, for some after-dinner drinks and desserts.
My Bambara Experience
Alicia and I split three delicious dishes. We ate the Smoked Tomato Flatbread, Chickpea Fries, and Spicy Caramel Popcorn. They were all spectacular, and just writing about them now is making my mouth water.
The flatbread was crunchy, doughy, and cheesy. Alicia and I finished it in minutes. [Editor’s note: Love flatbread like we do? Try these recipes in your own kitchen!]
The chickpea fries were an interesting variation on traditional potato fries. They were soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. They were served with a complimentary flavorful aioli dipping sauce.
The Spicy Caramel popcorn (shown to the left) was delicious. The popcorn was coated in caramel and tasted sweet, salty, and flavorful!
For dessert we split the Warm Milk Chocolate Tart. I can’t put into words how delicious it was, but I guess I should try. The marshmallow fluff on top was sticky and sweet and the perfect match to the slightly tart creamy chocolate filling. The dollop of peanut butter along with the tart matched exceptionally well.
There are many interesting dishes on the menu that I would like to try, such as Lobster Gnocchi or the Braised Cod. They also have a Maple Glazed Bacon dish that doesn’t appeal to me personally, but I know many people who would definitely try it.
Alicia’s Review of the Cocktails
The bar at Bambara is a great spot for any occasion, from after-work drinks to a romantic meal for two. The bartenders were friendly and made us feel like the only two patrons at the bar with their undivided attention.
The first drink I tried was El Diablo, a twist on a classic margarita. Made with Milagro Silver Tequila, lime, grenadine and gingerale, it was exactly the fix I needed after a long day at work. I’m a huge fan of tequila, and this drink hit the spot. The grenadine and gingerale was a nice change from the usual lemon-lime punch of a normal margarita.
The second drink I indulged in was the Hemingway Daiquiri. I was unsure of what to try for my second drink, but the bartender spoke very highly of this cocktail and she wasn’t mistaken. Made with Flor de Cana 4 year rum, lime, grapefruit, sugar and Luxardo Marischino Liquer, it was a nice tart punch after the margarita.